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Museum of Performance and Design


Located in San Francisco, the Museum of Performance + Design is the only independent, non-profit art organization in the United States devoted to the history of performing arts and theatrical design. Founded in 1947 by Russell Hartley, a dancer and designer with the San Francisco Ballet, the organization was long known as the San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum (SFPALM) until it changed its name to Museum of Performance + Design in 2007. MP+D has served the arts community for over sixty years as a cultural resource and an archive for some of our nation's most important performance related materials. It manages a rare collection of 3.5M items on the history of performances in San Francisco and the Bay Area, maintains a comprehensive Research Library, and hosts a variety of engaging public events onsite and online.

Sixty-five years of collecting and preserving have established the Museum's collection as one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Containing about 3.5 million items, the collection is a source of knowledge and provides continuity between the past and the present. It illuminates, enriches and advances our ideas, attachments, viewpoint and sense of wonder of the arts.

The collection contains treasures of the performing arts ranging from the Gold Rush Era to the present time. It holds a part of  the preeminent history of the performing arts and the unique history of San Francisco. The Museum's diverse collection includes books, periodicals, playbills, clippings, photographs, posters, sheet music, plays and librettos, radio interviews, videotapes, musical theater recordings, the Legacy Oral History Program, the Theater Film Archive, theater design research materials, costumes and set design renderings, personal papers of performers, patrons and critics, as well as the archive of several local performing arts organizations. Web resources and a digitization program are hallmarks of our current activities.


Contact Information:

Museum of Performance + Design
2200 Jerrold Ave. Suite T
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone: (415) 741-3531
Email: info@mpdsf.org

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by Anthony, Earle C.; Kales, Arthur
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Description : The Bohemian Grove is owned by The Bohemian Club in San Francisco, a private men's club founded in 1872, by a group of newspapermen and artists. Every July for two weeks, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world including U.S. Presidents and other world leaders gather at the Bohemian Grove, a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif. The Club is so exclusive that at one point the waiting list for membership was reportedly 33 years long! Source : 2 Reels of 2: Film:...
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by Farley, Alan
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Series Title : Performing Arts Profile Description : Sydney Walker was a well-known character actor who took part in more than 60 productions with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and appeared in films such as Prelude to a Kiss and Mrs. Doubtfire. Note on original container : "An interview with Sydney Walker, a member of the acting company of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco." Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Alan Farley. Alan Farley has...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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by Alecca, John J.
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:39. Pirates of Penzance ends at 01:55:16. There is no recording from 01:55:17 - 01:55:47, then color bars until 01:56:16, then unrelated ballet content to end. Additional Title : or, The Slave of Duty Description : Lamplighters Music Theatre has been a San Francisco institution for more than 60 years and is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Company has won an Emmy Award and numerous local awards and honors. Of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Operas--PerformancesLamplighters (Operetta company), Opera Comique...
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Description : Glass performs and researches folk dances from around the world. He has offered workshops in many forms of folk dance throughout the United States for over twenty years between 1976 and 1996. With collaborator Rosemary Hallum, he has also contributed major educational materials for children's movement. These materials still serve as standards in the field of children's movement curricula. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights :...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Folk dancing, Movement, Children, Glass,...
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description : Footage includes excerpts of the 1948 performance of Willam Christensen's first full length story ballet, Coppelia at the Stern Grove Festival. As San Francisco Ballet was in a transitional period, the company performed under as the Willam Christensen Ballet Company. Music was provided by members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Fritz Berens. Coppelia featured music by Leo Delibes and costumes by Russell Hartley (the founder of the Museum of...
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Director : San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in the United States, was the first company to stage a complete version of The Nutcracker in 1944, choreographed by Willam Christensen. The excerpts in this footage are from the third version staged by the company, choreographed by Willam's brother, Lew Christensen, in 1967 (the second version ran from 1954-1966). It was during this time the Nutcracker became an annual San Francisco Ballet tradition. The footage includes...
Topics: californialightandsound, Dance
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by World Arts West
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Additional Title : Program III of III: Performed on June 21 and 22 (matinee performed on June 23 with separate cast) Description : Tape 1 of 5 Neva Russian Dance Ensemble (starts at 00:00:55) Miyagi Ryu Ohtori no Kai U.S.A. (starts at 00:09:10) Ballet Folklorico Ensambles de San Francisco (starts at 00:21:10) Zhou Hui, principal dancer of the Chinese Performing Artists of America (starts at 00:30:10) Ku'uipo 'Anela 'O Kalani (starts at 00:36:35) Group Petite La Croix (starts at 00:47:05) Kala...
Topics: californialightandsound, Dance, Dance companies, Music and dance, Dance festivals, Folk dancing,...
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by Alecca, John J.
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Note : Channel 1 audio only. Additional Title : or, The Merryman and His Maid Description : Lamplighters Music Theatre has been a San Francisco institution for more than 60 years and is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Company has won an Emmy Award and numerous local awards and honors. Of the dozens of Lamplighters recordings held by the Museum, this performance was ranked #1 in significance by the Artistic Director and other members of the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Operas--Performances, Lamplighters (Operetta company), Sullivan,...
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by Murota, Carol
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Description : Ruth Hatfield, a modern dancer, choreographer and dance educator, talks about her life and career in dance. Martha Graham, Anna Halprin, Hanya Holm, Louis Horst, Doris Humphrey, Nik Krevitsky, Jose Limon, Gertrude Lippincott, and Bernice Van Gelder are some of the people Hatfield talks about. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Dance--Study and teaching, Dance teachers,...
Source: 13 Tapes of 13: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Halprin, Anna
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Note : Still image for first ~20 seconds. Break-up increases toward end of tape. Additional Title : Scores Call Number : 011.015.011 Description : This recording is part of the Anna Halprin Papers held at the Museum. Anna Halprin is recognized as a pioneer of postmodern dance in America and her papers are one of the Museum's most heavily used, drawing inquiries and researchers from around the world. Since moving to California in the 40s, Anna has worked with many of the major names in modern...
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Note : In part 1 the program begins at 00:01:49. Left channel audio drops out at 01:00:00. In part 2 the program begins at 00:01:52. At 01:24:03 there are color bars and then a new recording begins; audio is louder. Part 2 ends abruptly at 01:49:56. Additional Title :Program I of III: Performed on June 9, 10, and 11 Description : Part 1 of 2: Introduction (starts at 00:01:50) Mevlevi Order of America (starts at 00:02:20) Tarangini School of Kathak Dance (starts at 00:17:10) Sri Susilowati...
Topics: californialightandsound, San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Dance, Dance companies, Music and...
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by Alecca, John J.
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:12. Video is quite dark until performers come on stage around 00:07:40. Description : Lamplighters Music Theatre has been a San Francisco institution for more than 60 years and is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Company has won an Emmy Award and numerous local awards and honors. Of the dozens of Lamplighters recordings held by the Museum, this performance was one of the top five chosen for this project by the...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Operas--Performances, Opera companies, Theatres,...
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Additional Title : Program II of III: Performed on June 14, 15, and 16  Description : Part 1 of 2: Introduction (starts at 00:01:45) Flamenco Society of San Jose (starts at 00:02:50) Ryukyu Mabui Daiko (starts at 00:13:40) Samba do Coracao (starts at 00:21:10) Te Mau Tamari'i A Tiare (starts at 00:32:45) Forgatos Hungarian Music and Dance Ensemble (starts at 00:45:45) African Queens (starts at 00:58:05) Part 2 of 2: Introduction (starts at 00:01:55) Calliope (starts at 00:02:50) Westwind...
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by Halprin, Anna
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Note : Low audio in first segment. Video artifacts throughout due to deterioration of original tape. Ends abruptly. Description : This recording is part of the Anna Halprin Papers held at the Museum. Anna Halprin is recognized as a pioneer of postmodern dance in America and her papers are one of the Museum's most heavily used, drawing inquiries and researchers from around the world. Since moving to California in the 40s, Anna has worked with many of the major names in modern and post-modern...
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by Zee, Steve
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Description : Tap dance instructor, Director of Mason-Kahn Studio of San Francisco, creator of Kahnnotation. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Tap dancing, Dance...
Source: 17 Tapes of 17: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Alecca, John J.
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:33. Video is dark until performers come on stage at 00:10:02. Description : Lamplighters Music Theatre has been a San Francisco institution for more than 60 years and is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Company has won an Emmy Award and numerous local awards and honors. Of the dozens of Lamplighters recordings held by the Museum, this performance was one of the top five chosen by the Lamplighter's Artistic Director...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Operas--Performances, Lamplighters (Operetta company), Sullivan,...
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by Sidbury, Mercy
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Description : Gentry talks about her life as a dancer, choreographer, and participant in the early days of modern dance in San Francisco, New York, and Santa Fe. Also, she talks about her studies of Laban notation and the Pilates method. Marta Graham, Hanya Holm, Doris Humphrey, Ann Mundstock, and Joseph Pilate are some of the people she talks about in the interview. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Lab notation, Dance notation, Exercise,...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Alecca, John J.
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:46. Video is quite dark until performers come out on stage at 00:08:22. Additional Title : The Witch's Curse Description : Lamplighters Music Theatre has been a San Francisco institution for more than 60 years and is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Company has won an Emmy Award and numerous local awards and honors. Of the dozens of Lamplighters recordings held by the Museum, this performance was one of the top ten...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Operas--Performances, Lamplighters (Operetta company), Gilbert, W....
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by Friedman, Jeff
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Additional Title : Remy Charlip: dancer, choreographer and teacher, actor and director, designer and visual artist, author and illustrator, and beloved friend: a creative life, 1929-present Description : The interview begins with Remy Charlip's aesthetic, family life, and current projects. Major topics of discussion include first contacts with creativity, meeting and working with Merce Cunningham, integrating life and creativity, life as working dancer, early oppertunities in New York,...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Dancers--United States,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Peak, Penny; Freidman, Jeff
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Description : Circle the earth is Anna Halprin's contemporary dance healing ritual, created to challenge HIV and other life-threatening illnesses. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Circle the earth (Choreographic work:...
Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Halprin, Anna
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Note : Ends abruptly. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Anna Halprin. Anna Halprin has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase...
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by Lamplighters Music Theatre
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:08 after color bars. Begins abruptly as on tape. Call Number : 999.030.166 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Lamplighters Music Theatre. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Lamplighters (Operetta company)
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by Friedman, Jeff
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Description : Dean Goodman is an actor, director and theatre critic in the Bay Area. His acting career took him to Hollywood, Broadway and on a tour of the United States and Canada. He was acclaimed for his Shakespearian roles. He also performed in musical comedies, in films (Coppola's Tucker, among others), and in television. To recognize the work of other theater professionals in the Bay Area, Goodman created the Dean Goodman Choice Awards. Also, he has been involved in various writing...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Actors--California--San Francisco,...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Halprin, Anna
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Note:  Tape 1: Picture lost from 00:4:22 to 00:21:46 on original recording. Tape 2: Is mostly of a slide show; some images are blurry. Some light static on image at beginning and end of tape.  Description:  In 1976 Anna Halprin's ''City Score'' included both dancers and nonprofessional participants, using the city's plazas, streets and cars as part of the performance. Additional Description:  Note on original container: "Teddy Jon Palmer, Zellerbach U.C. Berkeley, March 1976, Video...
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by Mills College
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Note : In parts 1 and 2, left channel audio is lower than right channel, as in original recording. Additional Title : Oakland Living History Program Series Title : Mills College Faculty Oral History Project Description : In this three-part oral history conducted by Nancy MacKay, June Watanabe discusses her life and career. The first interview focuses on June's early life: her years in Heart Mountain Internment Camp and return to Los Angeles after the war, her early dance studies and...
Topics: californialightandsound, Dancers--United States--Interviews, Modern dance--California--San...
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by Alecca, John J.
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:19. There are audio issues throughout as in the original recording. Audio comes in very low at 00:01:50 and fluctuates between one or both channels, then drops out completely. There is no audio from 00:43:09 to the end. Description : Lamplighters Music Theatre has been a San Francisco institution for more than 60 years and is recognized as one of the world's pre-eminent Gilbert & Sullivan companies. The Company has won an Emmy Award and numerous local awards...
Topics: californialightandsound, Opera, Operas--Performances, Lamplighters (Operetta company), Gilbert, W....
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Description:  June Watanabe (b. 1939 - ) has created contemporary dance theater works and collaborated with distinguished artists from diverse disciplines including taiko master Seiichi Tanaka and the Kronos Quartet, visual artists like Ruth Asawa and Sandra Woodall, and choreographers Remy Charlip, Alonzo King, and Ed Mock. Her work incorporates and illuminates the Japanese American experience and explores ritualistic formalities, and womanhood. She is the recipient of the NEA's US Japan...
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Description : Lanny Pinola contributes special knowledge of the male and female forms of the Feather dance. He also contributes his experience of culture context for the Feather dance including appropriate songs and vocal signaling systems, use and crafting of the clapper stick, evolution of costuming, and additional decorative elements. He also contributes his experiences on honoring teachers, dance leaders and the land from a Native-American perspective. Additional Description : Interview...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Indians of North America--costumes and...
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Walsh, Alex
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Description : Eddie Alley is a drummer, bandleader and the older brother of Vernon Alley, the world famous bass player. With saxophonist-pianist-bandleader Wesley Peoples, the Alley brothers played nightclubs in San Francisco. Vernon went to New York to play with Lionel Hampton and the Count Basie Orchestra. Eddie on the other hand, got married and worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He continued to play music part-time and be a member of the Musicians Union. His home became an...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Jazz musicians--California--San Francisco,...
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Lamplighters
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Note : Program begins at 00:01:07 after color bars. Low audio (mic in audience). Section of dropout and fuzz 01:01:00-01:02:07 due to deterioration of original tape. Call Number : 999.030.288 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Lamplighters Music Theatre. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Halprin, Anna
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Note : Image frozen and heavy break-up at beginning until 00:01:20. Video break-up throughout. Speed is inconsistent in last 4 minutes - speeds up and slows down. Call Number : 004.107.019 Description : This recording is part of the Anna Halprin Papers held at the Museum. Anna Halprin is recognized as a pioneer of postmodern dance in America and her papers are one of the Museum's most heavily used, drawing inquiries and researchers from around the world. Since moving to California in the 40s,...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Friedman, Jeff
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Description : Osborne studied dance at the Juilliard School's Dance Division in New York City. After graduating he joined the Jose Limon Dance Company. After leaving the Limon Company he joined the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. He also worked as a dance teacher. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Dancers, Dance teachers, Osborne, Aaron
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Halprin, Anna
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Description:  Lawrence Halprin, husband of  postmodern dance pioneer Anna Halprin, was the influential landscape architect who crafted Ghirardelli Square and UN Plaza in San Francisco, and the base of Yosemite Falls and Sea Ranch in California.  Lawrence redesigned urban centers to reconnect city dwellers to the natural world and as participatory public spaces. He was described as, "The single most influential landscape architect of the postwar years," by Charles Birnbaum,...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Murayama, Dawn Pyne; Shiffman, Jean
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Description : In 1965, Jean Shelton, a New York acting teacher, director, and actress founded the Lab in Northern California with her husband Robert Elross. Ms. Shelton taught the Stanislavsky technique and Method acting. The Jean Shelton Actors Lab became the premier school for actors in Northern California. Since its inception the Lab has become nationally recognized for its artistic excellence. Lab students have won Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Obie Awards, and countless local...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Acting--Study and teaching--California--San...
Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by Snake Theater
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Note : Images are dark as on original tape. Part 1 ends abruptly. Part 2 left channel audio drops out from 00:48:58 - end. Call Number : 014.035.159; 014.035.160 Description : Snake was an experimental performing arts company which produced only original work. It was founded In 1972, in Venice, California, by Co-Directors Laura Farabough and Chris Hardman. After relocating to Northern California, Snake created a major new location piece called Auto, which was performed at an abandoned Mohawk...
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by June Watanabe in Company
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Description : Trilogy / conceived and choreographed by June Watanabe in collaboration with Douglas Rosenberg, Jose Maria Francos, Sandra Woodall. Heian / music, Somel Satoh; platform design, Alex Nichols; video camera work, Kurt Lundblad; taiko drummer, Seiichi Tanaka. E.O. 9066 / singers, Molly Holm, Raz Kennedy, Christine Madley, David Worm; commissioned musical score, Bun-Ching Lam; costume construction, Dale Wibben. White Ashes / music, Toru Takemitsu; costume concept, Don Bondi; video...
Topics: californialightandsound, Modern dance--California--San Francisco Bay Area, Drum, Folk Music--Japan,...
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Description : Ruth Beckford performed professionally as a child in vaudeville. She studied dance at UC-Berkeley and trained at Welland Lathrop and Anna Halprin's dance studio. She was the first African American performer in a Bay Area modern dance company. Beckford taught African-Haitian dance and was artistic director of an African-Haitian Dance Company. Ruth Beckford wrote the authorized biography of Katherine Dunham. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Vaudeville, Dance--Haiti, Dance--Africa,...
Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by ODC/San Francisco (Dance company)
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Note:  Program was recorded outside on a windy day; a lot wind can be heard in soundtrack. Program ends abruptly.  Description:  Founded in 1971  in Oberlin, Ohio  by Brenda Way, ODC relocated to San Francisco in 1976 and became the first modern dance company in the United States to own its home building.  The company has been widely recognized for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with a variety of artists including  composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoe Keating, Zap...
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by Halprin, Anna
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Note: All tapes feature a small amount of static and image instability during the first and last minutes of the tape.  Description:  Anna Halprin is recognized as a pioneer of postmodern dance in America and her papers are one of the Museum's most heavily used, drawing inquiries and researchers from around the world. Since moving to California in the 40s, Anna has worked with many of the major names in modern and post-modern music and dance. In 1955, she began an experimental dance group...
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Note:  Color bars from 00:00:10 - 00:01:25. Dance performance begins at 00:02:09.  Description:  June Watanabe (b. 1939 - ) has created contemporary dance theater works and collaborated with distinguished artists from diverse disciplines including taiko master Seiichi Tanaka and the Kronos Quartet, visual artists like Ruth Asawa and Sandra Woodall, and choreographers Remy Charlip, Alonzo King, and Ed Mock. Her work incorporates and illuminates the Japanese American experience and explores...
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by Halprin, Anna
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Description : This recording is part of the Anna Halprin Papers held at the Museum of Performance and Design. Anna Halprin is recognized as a pioneer of postmodern dance in America and her papers are one of the Museum's most heavily used, drawing inquiries and researchers from around the world. Since moving to California in the 40s, Anna has worked with many of the major names in modern and post-modern music and dance. In 1955, she began an experimental dance group known as the San Francisco...
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by ODC/San Francisco (Dance company)
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Description:  Founded in 1971 in Oberlin, Ohio  by Brenda Way, ODC relocated to San Francisco in 1976 and became the first modern dance company in the United States to own its home building. The company has been widely recognized for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with a variety of artists including  composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoe Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Kinney, Dena
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Additional Title : Nemesio Paredes: my life in dance: the three cornered hat: family man, dentist, and dancer Description : Topics of discussion include: San Francisco family, San Francisco Ballet, Spanish dance training, flamenco training, important teachers, Theatre Flamenco, past and current locations for flamenco culture in San Francisco, transition to Rosa Montoya Bailes Flamencos, choreographic career, solo performance career, studying tango, performing with Bailes Espana, as well as...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Flamenco dancers--California--San...
Source: 9 Tapes of 9: 1/8 inch audio cassette
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by ODC/San Francisco (Dance company)
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Description:  Founded in 1971 in Oberlin, Ohio by Brenda Way, ODC relocated to San Francisco in 1976 and became the first modern dance company in the United States to own its home building. The company has been widely recognized for its numerous groundbreaking collaborations with a variety of artists including  composers Marcelo Zarvos, Bobby McFerrin, Zoe Keating, Zap Mama, Pamela Z, and Paul Dresher; writer/singer Rinde Eckert; actors Bill Irwin, Geoff Hoyle, and Robin Williams; visual...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Chen, Ruth; Belcher, Alyson; Friedman, Jeff; Jacobs, Ruth
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Description : Frank Shawl is the co-founder with Victor Anderson of the Shawl-Anderson Dance Center [a.k.a. Shawl-Anderson School of Dance] in Berkeley. Frank has been active as a teacher, performing dancer and choreographer in the Bay Area for approximately 43 years. The Shawl-Anderson Dance Company was an active dance repertory group in the '60's and '70's and spawned many of today's prominent dance artists. Prior to coming to the Bay Area, Frank performed mainly in New York City. He appeared...
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Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Pocket Opera
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:40 after color bars. Call Number : 992.161.43 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pocket Opera. Pocket Opera has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provided access tot he digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Halprin, Anna
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Note: Both tapes end rather abruptly. Description:  In 1976, Anna Halprin's ''City Score'' included both dancers and nonprofessional participants, using the city's plazas, streets and cars as part of the performance. Source:  2 Tapes of 2: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Museum of Performance and Design
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Description : E.O. 9066 / choreography, June Watanabe ; music, Bun-Ching Lam ; set concent, Jose Maria Francos ; Fence, Douglas Rosenberg ; costume designer, Sandra Woodall. Demon Drum / composer and performer, Seiichi Tanaka. Pillar / choreography and improvisation, June Watanabe ; music composer and performer, Seiichi Tanaka ; set designer, Arun Nevader ; artistic consultanat, Jose Maria Francos ; costumes, Arriet Jones and Cheryl Koehler. Call Number : Helm B98; Helm B99 Source : 2 Tapes of...
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Museum of Performance and Design
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Note: Some static in soundtrack; audio cuts out very briefly in places throughout. Description:  This recording features three pieces: Hagoromo performed by Noh Master Anshin Uchida; Falling Man choreographed and performed by Watanabe; Deai choreographed by Watanabe with Noh Master Uchida.  Source:  1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Friedman, Jeff
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Description : Everett studied dance and ballet in Los Angeles while working as a commercial dancer in music videos and television. In New York he studied ballet with Robert Blankshine. In the Bay Area he danced with Oakland Ballet and ODC/San Francsico. Everett also choreographed. Brenda Way, Ney Fonseca, and Val Caniporoli are some of the people he talks about in the interview. Frank Everett died in 1992 of AIDS-related illness. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral...
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Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
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Description : Historic footage of legendary opera singer Kirsten Flagstad at Stern Grove Festival, the oldest free festival of its kind in the country. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Pocket Opera
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Note : Audio under color bars until program begins at 00:00:40. Dropout throughout due to deterioration of original tape. Call Number : 993.090.66 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pocket Opera. Pocket Opera has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provided access tot he digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright...
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Note:  A scratchy sandpaper noise in the background of first performance. Source not visible. Second performance begins at 01:02:26 and ends rather abruptly.  Description:  This recording features Watanabe with two Bay Area based artists, poet Stephen Radcliffe and painter Mardi Horowitz in the work Human/Nature at the Mill Valley Art Gallery. Source:  1 Tape of 1: VHS Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Pocket Opera
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:39 after color bars. Call Number : 992.161.180 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pocket Opera. Pocket Opera has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provided access tot he digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Farley, Alan
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Series Title : Performing Arts Journal Description : Actor Philip Anglim was born and raised in San Francisco, California and went on to star in the original production of The Elephant Man and on film in The Thorn Birds and Testament. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Alan Farley. Alan Farley has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Bulitt, Patricia
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Description : Maclovia talks about her family life, her dance experiences, her contact with Antonio and her career with him, touring life, and Spanish dance technique, etc. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition,...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Dance--Spain, Flamenco, Ruiz, Maclovia
Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Farley, Alan
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Series Title : Performing Arts Profile Description : Award-winning actor, mime Bill Irwin was born in Santa Monica, California and one of the stars of San Francisco's Pickle Family Circus. He is noted for his Vaudeville-style stage performances and with helping to bring about a renaissance in American circus. Note on original container : "In this week's program, host Alan Farley talks with clown/mime/actor Bill Irwin, recorded during the run of his show THE REGARD OF FLIGHT, in San...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Petnick, Basya
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Description : Tom Heimberg is a violist and orchestral musician. He has played in the Oakland and San Francisco Symphonies and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. As an orchester manager at the San Francisco Opera Orchestra he worked closely with Kurt Herbert Adler, the general director of the San Francisco Opera. This volume contains introductions by San Francisco music critic Robert Commanday and world-renown musicians Arnold Steinhardt and Lincoln Mayorga who were childhood friends of...
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Source: 10 Tapes of 10: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Dancer, Judith
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Description : Barbara Oliver is an award-winning actress and director. She has recieved numerous Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards--including the first Barbara Bladen Porter award. In the late 1980s and early '90s, Oliver was acting mostly at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Oliver and her friend, novelist Dorothy Bryant, discussed producing a solo performance, Dear Master, an adaptation of Gustave Flaubert and George Sands's correspondences. They debuted it in 1991, and in 1992 Dear Master was...
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Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Hovhaness, Alan, 1911-2000
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Call Number : 995.005.11 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Anna Halprin. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Friedman, Jeff
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Description : Cachero was of Native-American Hispanic Filipino ethnic descent. He studied counseling and graduated with an M.A. in Social Work. While in graduate school, he began studying Afro-Haitian dance. He taught Afro-Haitian dance and presented workshops in dance and spirituality. Cachero died in 1991. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Source: 3 Tapes of 3: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Farley, Alan
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Series Title : Performing Arts Profile Description : Peter Coyote has been a noted and active member of the Bay Area arts scene since moving to California to study creative writing at San Francisco State University. He has starred in numerous TV and film projects, was a member of San Francisco Mime Troupe, a prominent member of San Francisco's counterculture community, starred in the world premiere of Sam Shepard's True West at the Magic Theatre and was appointed by Gov. Brown to serve on the...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Snake Theater
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Note : Blue frame recorded into original tape. Dark images. Call Number : 014.035.178 Description : Snake was an experimental performing arts company which produced only original work. It was founded In 1972, in Venice, California, by Co-Directors Laura Farabough and Chris Hardman. After relocating to Northern California, Snake created a major new location piece called Auto, which was performed at an abandoned Mohawk gas station in Sausalito. Ride Hard/Die Fast toured to several European...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Susa, Conrad
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Call Number : 014.019.0012
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Bulitt, Patricia
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Description : Guimaraes was born in Brazil but emigrated to America in 1977. He taught dance in the Bay Area. He introduced his native dance, Frevo, which has its origins in the Capoeira martial art form. He performed locally in carnival festivals and toured Europe and South America. He performed briefly with choreographer Jamie Miller, contributing his own choreographic blend of Afro-Brazilian and jazz dance forms. Guimares died in 1993 of AIDS-related conditions. Additional Description :...
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Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
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Note : Second half is silent. Call Number : 014.035.193 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that...
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Museum of Performance and Design
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Call Number : 004.107.013 Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/2 inch videotape: reel-to-reel Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Antenna Theater
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Note : Dark images throughout as on original tapes. Part 1 has no audio from 00:01:00-25. In part 1 rehearsal footage and then program begins at 00:05:55. In part 2 the right channel audio drops out in the last minute. Call Number : 014.035.175; 014.035.176 Description : Antenna Theater of Sausalito, California is a non-profit arts organization which creates original work in many disciplines. Artistic Director Chris Hardman founded Antenna in 1980 to experiment with the essential dynamics of...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Friedman, Jeff
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Description : McHugh studied at Anna Halprin's Tamalpa Institute. He later became her assistant. He contributed to the development and direction of Halprin's somatic programs for people with cancer and HIV. Recently he has created solo and ensemble performance works which reflect his experience with AIDS. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Pocket Opera
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Note : Program begins at 00:00:40 after color bars. Audio levels are low and there are some audio artifacts at the beginning due to deterioration of original tape. Call Number : 992.161.348 Source : 1 Tape of 1: ED-Beta Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pocket Opera. Pocket Opera has given the Museum of Performance + Design permission to provided access tot he digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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Museum of Performance and Design
by Mullen, Dennis
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Description : White was a writer for the Joffrey Ballet, Playbill Magazine and a dance auditor for the New York State Council for the Arts. He moved to San Francisco in 1981 and began writing dance reviews for the gay community newspaper, Bay Area Reporter. He also contributed reviews, interviews and features for the Advocate and the San Francisco Chronicle. American Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet are some of the dance companies he talks about in the interview. He died of...
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Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
by Susa, Conrad
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Note : Recording includes a two-minute gap. Call Number :014.019.0014
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Hawkins, Anne
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Description : Miller studied modern dance with Lester Horton and Bella Lewitzky. She has taught and performed belly dance and creative moment in the Bay Area since 1965. Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Sonia Ivanova are some of the people she talks about in the interview. She also talks about Buddhist philosophy and communism. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design....
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Source: 5 Tapes of 5: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Museum of Performance and Design
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Call Number : 014.019.0013
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audiotape
Museum of Performance and Design
by Mullen, Dennis
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Description : Mann studied ballet with Theodore Kosloff, Alexandra Baldina, Lew Christensen, Willam Christensen, and others. She toured with Ballet Russe in Europe. She returned to California and founded Ballet Valmann. Mann taught ballet until her retirement in 1992. Additional Description : Interview conducted for the Legacy Oral History Project. Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Museum of Performance and Design. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Ballet Valman, Ballets Russes du Col. W. de...
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette